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Violent crimes on the rise in North Carolina

In May 2019, the News and Observer reported that violent crime was on the rise in Durham, North Carolina since the start of the year. At one point, three homicides took place within an eight-day span. Currently, the figures for the end of the first quarter stand higher than they did last year for the same period of time.

Crime on the rise again in North Carolina city

North Carolina has struggled to get a hold on criminal activities over the years, but a recent report shows at least one city was experiencing an all-time low. Roughly two hours’ drive from Concord is the city of Durham. According to ABC News, the police chief in the area reported a four-year low in the crime rate for 2018, which dropped by 13%.

What are elements of a first- or second-degree murder charge?

When the state charges you with a crime, you have to be aware of the elements it must prove to get a guilty verdict. Every crime has specific elements the prosecutor must show are true for you to be guilty under the law. When it comes to first- and second-degree murder, there are three basic elements, according to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A look into false domestic violence accusations

Those who are charged with domestic violence may find their lives shattered in many ways. They could be depressed by a less favorable outcome following a dispute over child custody, face problems while trying to find a job in the future or find that some of their friends and family members do not want to associate with them anymore because of the harsh stigma that is associated with these allegations. Sadly, many lives have been shattered as a result of these false claims and in this post we will take a closer look at false domestic violence accusations.

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